I have come to fall in love with teaching in Catholic schools. What are YOU in love with?...

"Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you will do with your evenings, how you will spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything." - Pedro Arrupe

Sunday, February 7, 2016

You never know...

"I have something to show you," the grandmother of one of our Confirmandi told me as I tried to hand her the Confirmation certificate to hold. She dug into her clutch, and she pulled out the decade Rosary she had made with her granddaughter at parent/grandparent day two years ago during Catholic Schools Week in my classroom. She told me that she carries it everywhere.

And, for some reason, that really touched me.

You never know what something means to someone else. Many of the decade Rosaries are now lost or gathering dust, but this woman still holds on to hers in a special way. (And this was the first time I had seen her since that day.)

Confirmation was already a special, wonderful night, but that moment made it just a little more special.

Here are some of the posters the kiddos made on retreat a few weeks ago - we hung these in the church on Friday night as part of the Confirmation celebration. 34 young men and women were sealed with the Holy Spirit - Amen!

No comments:

Post a Comment